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Politics / Re: Fake News...
« on: May 25, 2017, 03:26:34 AM »
Quadrant online editor laments that Manchester blast was not against the ABC

So the short of it is that someone for an online magazine wrote an article saying that if there were any justice in the world that a bomb would go off where a particularly toxic/controversial tv show is filmed (it's always causing some form of drama - this is only an abridged listing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q%26A_(Australian_talk_show)#Notable_episodes ) and that humanity would be no worse off without the panelists. The TV network is now playing up their victimcard and trying to make news by saying things like the article was reported to the federal police (similar to the FBI) and that they'd be consulting with security experts, while quoting their own staff about how 'scared' they are.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/quadrant-online-editor-roger-franklin-laments-that-manchester-blast-was-not-against-abc-20170523-gwbreb.html

and

http://www.smh.com.au/national/quadrant-editor-issues-unreserved-apology-to-the-abc-over-sick-and-unhinged-article-20170524-gwch1q.html

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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: May 24, 2017, 02:37:46 PM »

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: May 24, 2017, 07:00:37 AM »

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No offense but that version of The Wicker Man sucked.  Watch the original with Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee.  That one is a classic.

I don't take offence, but the remake is a classic bad film and is only known for how terrible it is. Sort of like The Room.


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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: May 18, 2017, 03:33:17 AM »
Why is everybody always pickin on me




The ones who were actually executed by their citizens or rebels  (e.g Mussolini, Ceaușescu, Gadaffi) probably got it worse.

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: May 17, 2017, 10:21:17 PM »

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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: May 17, 2017, 06:31:06 AM »


Quality.

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Random Topics / Re: War Birds
« on: May 17, 2017, 02:06:42 AM »


Canadian F86s in 1956 at Narsarsuaq Airbase, Greenland.

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Chanel's 1,100 boomerang branded 'a new level of ignorance' for appropriating Aboriginal culture

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/16/chanels-1100-boomerang-branded-new-level-ignorance-appropriating/

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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: May 16, 2017, 06:27:37 AM »
Shared information could be leaked to Russia and onward to Iran, American officials implied to Israelis in closed meeting, saying Kremlin has 'leverages of pressure' over Trump

Right, because the Israelis have never given over valuable knowledge to America's enemies or themselves physically attacked American forces.  ::)

 

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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: May 16, 2017, 05:44:16 AM »

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I watched Italian Spiderman last night before going to bed. Nice little Australian comedy short film from 2008 spoofing old 60s/70s Italian action movies. Only 37min long, but entertaining enough (and the whole thing is on youtube).





The people that made it went onto make a show called Danger 5, which follows a group of Allied fighters during a sort of pulp fiction version of WW2. You might've even seen screenshots or animations from it without realising it.


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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: May 15, 2017, 07:57:52 AM »

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Politics / Re: Random Political Thoughts
« on: May 15, 2017, 06:06:56 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: May 14, 2017, 08:21:23 AM »

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Politics / Re: Random Political Thoughts
« on: May 14, 2017, 12:18:16 AM »
While the article is a bit of a puff piece, he probably would be an interesting candidate.

http://www.gq.com/story/dwayne-johnson-for-president-cover

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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: May 12, 2017, 11:11:59 AM »
Watergate was/is a great name. FBI raided some offices yesterday, more to come, and maybe we'll get a juicy new name out of it all yet. :D.

More likely you'll just get more hack journalists using the -gate suffix.

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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: May 12, 2017, 10:39:57 AM »
Last night I read four different articles (NYTimes, WaPo, New Yorker, Politico) all of which essentially agreed that this is potentially *worse* than Nixon/Watergate because Trump has Zero integrity, Zero respect for the Institution, no knowledge of Government or History, AND is a nut-job on top of it, and capable of doing almost anything.

It doesn't have the catchy name that Watergate had and which the media so loved, so it's nowhere near as bad.  ::)

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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: May 12, 2017, 03:34:49 AM »



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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: May 11, 2017, 06:31:33 PM »
Military was doing training flights over the city from about 2am-5am. Naturally today there are articles in the media with people complaining about it waking them up, but amongst all the whining there was this gem:

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I agree with doing the training drills but they should be done over suburbs with high unemployment as they don't have to suffer a sleepless night then get up for work.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Michael Vandeven's Radio Train Wreck
« on: May 11, 2017, 02:16:32 PM »
On today's episode of the Radio Trainwreck, we discuss fluffing and euthanising dogs.

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Politics / Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« on: May 11, 2017, 12:44:33 PM »
EB-5 visa

Well at least those people have money, are forced to invest in something, and are entering the country legally.

Please give me a greencard.

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: May 11, 2017, 12:26:35 PM »

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I would have put Alice Cooper ~ 1972 Killer Tour on there bumping Beyonce, of course!  ;D

Is he still any good live? Meant to be seeing him later this year with Ace Frehley as supporting act.


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Random Topics / Re: Video Gaming
« on: May 11, 2017, 07:54:55 AM »
Is this Mankind Divided you're referring to? Because those cinematics and loading screen expositions go on FOREVER.
Yeah. I don't recall the cinematics being any longer than the older games, but I'll agree that the loading times weren't great (but they weren't for Human Revolution either). I think the developer's strength for the two games was their environment and art designs - Prague in Mankind Divided certainly reminded me of the real place and they captured how rude the people there can be perfectly.

Square Enix has apparently shelved any further sequel because it didn't sell as well as expected. You know, after they seemingly added stuff like microtransactions and halving the game's content.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-30-dont-expect-another-deus-ex-game-anytime-soon

Meanwhile Bioware has undergone a spate of firings with any new Mass Effect games also shelved.
https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/05/sources-bioware-montreal-downsized-mass-effect-put-on-ice-for-now/

Bad time for Montreal game developers.

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Politics / Re: Fake News...
« on: May 10, 2017, 12:23:13 PM »

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: May 10, 2017, 08:56:53 AM »

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Politics / Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« on: May 10, 2017, 07:02:03 AM »
One can hope... though I don't know why it is appropriate for another country's government officials to help illegals continue to break the law. And brag about it.

Keeps them from returning to Honduras and becoming their own issue.

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